Dancing on a tightrope: young dancers creating independent work for Fringe

Melbourne Fringe Festival continues its legacy of promoting cultural democracy and emerging artists with an exciting dance program for 2023.

‘An eerie yet beautifully complex and meditative sensorial experience’, promises the blurb of Dunes Rolling Down Dunes for this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival. The show is the creation of emerging Melbourne-based dancer and choreographer, Benjamin Hurley.

Hurley is ‘a uniquely captivating dance artist‘ and has developed this work over the past three years, the result of several dance residencies in the outback and in Europe. Talking with ArtsHub, they describe the work as a ‘projected memory bank, drawing from all my past artistic practice,’ demonstrating how artistic works rarely sit in isolation. This work, like many others, is the result of continual practice and, in this economic and political climate, perseverance.

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Leila Lois is a dancer and writer of Kurdish and Celtic heritage. Her poetry, essays and reviews have been published in Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada by Southerly Journal, LA Review of Books, Honey Literary Journal, Right Now, Delving Into Dance and more.